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What is Gnosis?

The word Gnosis is derived from the Greek language and means “knowledge of an intuitive comprehension of spiritual truths”. Gnosis is a knowledge that cannot be arrived at through books or lectures, but rather through one’s own direct experience of reality. Gnosis is often referred to as knowledge of the heart, in contrast to knowledge that is obtained through the use of the intellect. Gnosis is not just theoretical, but one hundred percent practical. Through direct experience we surpass the boundaries of belief and disbelief, since both lead to ignorance. Through Gnosis one personally learns to experience reality directly, rather than believing or disbelieving, accepting or rejecting, and comes to know the inner truth.

The aim of Gnosis has always sought to provide humanity with knowledge, keys and techniques for the full development of human and spiritual potential. The signpost of Gnosis has always pointed within, the goal of Gnosis is to direct the human being to the divine spark that lies within everyone and from there to begin the ‘work’ of inner transformation, so to once again unite with the inner particular individual spark.

What you will learn

Philosophy

Philosophy

Gnosis applies the Socratic method to provoke critical thinking produced by one's own consciousness to answer important existential questions including: Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going? These questions address our existence and lead one to self revelation, uncovering a reality that exists beyond what is perceptible and answers important existential inquietudes that come from within and lead one to uncovering new truths and reaching the highest level of understanding and wisdom of the spirt and of our true purpose of existing.

"In itself, philosophy is evident reflection, mystical cognition of the Being, cognitive knowledge of awakened consciousness. Philosophy is the love of wisdom."

Science

Science

A scientific approach involves verification, investigation and methodology. Scientific knowledge must be true and demonstrable and lead one to conclusive facts. Gnosis uses a scientific approach, working in a methodical manner to study the universe and all that exists within to arrive at knowledge through direct experience. It ultilizes scientific meditation, philosophy, psychology and many other vehicles of learning for experimentation and direct experience of the object of study. In ancient times science was never separate from religion, objective understanding of nature was another aspect of understanding our relationship with the Divine.

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Mysticism

Mysticism is the practice of introspection to search for the divine within and produce the awakening of consciousness and directly experience wisdom. Wisdom is a condition of consciousness rather than an attitude of mind. Wisdom is that state of being in which an individual finds himself when realization has tinctured and transmuted all attitudes and opinions. A wise person is one who has experienced truth by means of direct experience that isn't conditioned by concepts, memories, past experience, but rather a truth that has been self verified by scientific means.

"Gnostic mysticism is totally scientific, highly philosophical and profoundly artistic; it pursues wisdom, the divine within us. If we do not discover God in us, we will not find Him anywhere else. This is self-Gnosis, the knowledge of oneself, which ultimately is the knowledge of God.”

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Art

The objective of art is the pursuit of beauty in its different manifestations. Art is the faithful testimony of that great human work which we call culture. Gnosis is present in all the great works of universal literature and in the works of the geniuses of music, painting, sculpture and architecture.
 

We find Gnostic art in archaic settlements, in the pyramids and ancient obelisks of the Egypt of the pharaohs; in ancient Mexico, among the Mayans and the archeological remains of the Aztecs, Zapotecs, Toltecs, etc.; amidst the ancient medieval parchments of the Chinese, Phoenicians, Assyrians, etc. In the music of Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Wagner; in the great works of universal literature, which contain the same principles of universal wisdom, presented in diverse forms and sometimes hidden behind the veil of philosophical symbolism.

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Meditation

In Tibetan Buddhism the word for meditation is 'Gom' which means "to become familiar with one's Self". This type of meditation refers to the deep and intimate process of uncovering what lies within, however, meditation has become diluted and void of the spirit and is rather used a mechanism of coping with the demands of modern society, focusing on things other than the cultivation of the spirit.

The Gnostic studies focuses on arriving at uncovering the spirit and cultivating it to take the practitioner inward and lead to what is known as the awakening of consciousness. Through the awakening of consciousness, the practitioner uncovers the true intention of meditaiton.  

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